LaVonna Martin
Personal information
Birth nameLaVonna Ann Martin
Full nameLaVonna Ann Martin-Floreal
BornNovember 18, 1966 (1966-11-18) (age 57)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 100 m hurdles
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Toronto 60 m hurdles
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1987 Indianapolis 100 m hurdles

LaVonna Ann Martin-Floreal (born November 18, 1966) is an American former track and field athlete who competed mainly in the 100-meter hurdles. She won an Olympic silver medal in 1992.


She competed for the United States in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain in the 100 meter hurdles and won the silver medal. She had also competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where she reached the Semi-finals. In 1987 she won the Gold Medal at the Pan American Games.

Martin’s silver medal in 1992 caused some controversy as it came following her return from a doping ban.

Personal life

Martin-Floreal is a graduate of Trotwood-Madison High School, outside of Dayton, Ohio, as well as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.[1] She is married to former Canadian Olympic triple jumper Edrick Floreal, head track and field coach at University of Texas. They have a daughter, Mimi, and a son, EJ, who played for the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team but switched to Track and Field in 2017.[2]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1984 Pan American Junior Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 100m hurdles 13.55
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 100m hurdles 12.81
Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 4th 100m hurdles 12.85
World Championships Rome, Italy 8th 100m hurdles 13.06
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea semi-final 100m hurdles 13.29
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 3rd 100m hurdles 12.89
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd 100m hurdles 12.69
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd 60m hurdles 7.99


  1. ^ "2012 OHSAA Circle of Champion Members". Ohio High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  2. ^ "24 EJ Floreal". University of Kentucky. Retrieved 29 October 2013.